Chicago? Do you remember the folks at Artadia? They are the people that made the kick ass book we spent last summer with. (pictures included here.) They are also the organization that supports the heck out of some really great local and national artists and work to foster support for and awareness of artists outside of NYC and LA.
Their application cycle has once again come back to Chicago! You should apply. We are going to. The info is below.
ARTADIAÂ AWARDS 2012 CHICAGO
CLOSE AUGUST 20. APPLY NOW!
2012 ChicagoÂ from all visual artists living and working in Cook County, IL. Individual artists and
collaboratives working in all media and at any point in their career are strongly encouraged to apply.
Awardees will be selected in the fall of 2012 throughÂ Artadia’s two-tiered jury process. This isÂ Artadia’s
sixth awards cycle in Chicago.
Application deadline: August 20, 2012 at 11:59pm (CST). ArtadiaÂ will be hosting special programs in partnership with EXPO CHICAGO.
For eligibility requirements and to access the Web-based application, please visit
Artadia’s mission is to encourage innovative practice and meaningful dialogue across the
United States by providing visual artists in specific communities with unrestricted awards
and a national network of support. Founded in 1997,Â ArtadiaÂ is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit
organization.Â ArtadiaÂ Awards are determined through a jury process that employs nationally
prominent curators, artists, and arts professionals. Since its founding,Â ArtadiaÂ has awarded
over $2 million to more than 225 artists in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, and the San
Francisco Bay Area. In 2009,Â ArtadiaÂ launched a New York residency program forÂ Artadia
Awardees at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP), Brooklyn. Most recently,
ArtadiaÂ inaugurated a national publications and Exhibitions Exchange program offering
Awardees crucial exposure on a national level.
Lead funding for the ChicagoÂ ArtadiaÂ Awards is generously provided by Larry and Marilyn Fields.
Additional support provided by Sally and Jon Kovler,Â Artadiaâ€™s National Council members Barbara
Fosco, Jack and Sandra Guthman, and Anne Van Wart and Mike Keable; as well donations by Karen
and Steve Berkowitz, Eszter Borvendeg and Mark Wight, Curt Conklin, Dirk Denison, Brian Herbstritt,
Gael Neeson and Stefan Edlis, Pamela and Art Sanders, and Linda Warren.Â
This week: Philip von Zweck talks to Andreas Fischer!
Andreas Fischer is a Chicago-based painter and Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing at Illinois State University (Normal,IL). Over the past ten years, his work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in New York and Chicago, including a 12 Ã— 12 solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. He received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, an MFA and MA in Art History from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and studied at the UniversitÃ¤t der KÃ¼nste Berlin. He was awarded an Artadia artist grant in 2004 and his most recent exhibition were held at Hudson Franklin Gallery (New York), Gahlberg Gallery (Glen Ellyn) and the Hyde Park Art Center.